System Number: 02669
Date: 20 January 1894
Recipient: John Singer Sargent
Place: [Fairford, Gloucestershire]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler LB 1/141
Document Type: ALcS
Tell me one thing only - did you,
In the face of great temptation,
Chuck up the t'other nation
To become an En - glish - man ! ? -
However you are all right - for you have at last proved that a man is not to be judged by his Associates! -
Come over & see us -
110. Rue du Bac.
Jan. 20. 1894.
3. vous en demandez trop
Fr., you ask too much of it.
4. En - glish - man
A variation on an aria in Gilbert and Sullivan's operetta HMS Pinafore. Sargent had not given up his American citizenship in order to become an ARA, and he replied to JW accordingly, #05387.